Fruit and vegetables are undeniably healthy ingredients that are crucial in many dishes. Green smoothies provide a fun, unique alternative to getting your daily dose of greens. When you’re not in the mood for a salad or a snack of carrot sticks, green smoothies are the perfect option. They are very easy to personalize and create an assortment of flavors with, whether you’re opting for a fruity taste or a bitter tinge of kale. After testing out an insane number of green smoothies, Verde has compiled two of my favorite recipes, which can both be created in under ten minutes.

Energizing Green Smoothie

– ⅔ cup almond milk (unsweetened)

– ¾ cup ice

– 1 ½ cups kale (chopped, packed)

– 1 stalk celery (diced)

– 1 Gala apple (cut into chunks)

– Honey (to taste)

This smoothie has a refreshing, bittersweet taste. The bitter taste is taken from the kale, and is sweetened by the honey and apple. The texture of the smoothie is thick.

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Fruity Green Smoothie

– 2 cups kale

– 1 cups almond milk

– 1 cup blueberries

– 1 cup bananas

This has a sweet, fruity taste, the texture being creamy and smooth. The kale doesn’t dominate, but instead accentuates the flavors of the fruit.

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